A man is now in custody after fleeing the scene of a one-car accident while impaired in Lima.

Man in custody suspected of driving impaired and fleeing the scene of an accident

The accident happened a little after three this afternoon at the intersection of Spring Street and Jameson Avenue. According to witnesses, the driver of the SUV was driving southbound on Jameson and fell asleep at the wheel. When he woke up he hit a utility pole, a sign, and then the car stopped at the intersection. The driver left the scene, but was later found and arrested by the Lima Police Department. He was transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita's with minor injuries.

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